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With reference to ‘Nokku kooli’, consider the following statements:
1. It refers to extortion by organized labour unions in Kerala.
2. In 2018, the Kerala government banned the practice.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

EduRev UPSC answered  •  5 hours ago
The Kerala High Court lashed out again at the practice of demanding nokku kooli by headload workers in the State.
  • Nokku kooli refers to extortion by organized labour unions in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing common householders/ investors/builders to unload belongings/materials using machines or their own labour.
  • In Malayalam, 'nokku kooli', translates into 'gawking wages' or 'wages for (just) looking on'.
  • The practice still persists in the state despite a ban and repeated directives by the High Court. On May 1, 2018, the Kerala government banned the practice.
  • Hence both statements are correct.

25. A man travels 300 km in 13 hours, partly by rail and partly by steamer. If he had gone all the way by rail he would have ended his journey 8 hours sooner, and saved 4 5 of the time he was on the steamer. How far did he go... more

Bhavya Jain answered  •  12 hours ago
A man saves 8 hours when he travels by train, so 13-8=5 hours spent on train for 300 km journey. 300/5=60km/hr is train speed(distance/time). He also saved 4/5 of time on steamer. let's say, ts is time spent on steamer. 4/5ts=8, so ts=10 hrs. Now, 13-10=3 is time travelled on train, so, 3*60=180km
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